What Are Compounded Medications?

May 3, 2023

Are standard pharmaceuticals not providing you with the benefits you hoped they would? Is your condition still not improving despite taking prescriptions medications? If so, compounded medications could be the solution to your troubles! Compounded medications have grown in popularity over recent years thanks to their ability to combine multiple prescription strength compounds all in one medication. So, what are compounded medications?

What is Compounding?

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Compounding is the process of combining, altering or mixing multiple ingredients, or compounds, into one medication that is specifically designed to target your individual needs. Not every patient is the same and people respond to certain medications in different ways. This means there’s no one correct answer when it comes to treating medical conditions!

This opportunity to customize medications for individual patients means you can obtain a medication made from multiple compounds that’s specifically recommended by your doctor to provide you relief from any ailments. By combining multiple compounds into one, patients often receive the benefits of several medications all in one convenient dosage.

What Are Compounded Medications Used For?

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Compounded medications can be used to treat a variety of different medical conditions!

The most common compounded medications include drugs for pain management (baclofen, bupivacaine, cyclobenzaprine, diclofenac, flurbiprofen, gabapentin, ketamine, lidocaine) or hormone replacement (estradiol, estriol, progesterone, testosterone).

These medications are commonly used in the dermatology field to achieve therapeutic benefits. Compounded medications can also be used to help treat autoimmune disorders. Supplements can be compounded to provide you with the vitamins and minerals your body needs to be in tip top condition! Finally, compounded medications are becoming increasingly more popular in the veterinary world to treat your furry friend!

Could Compounded Medications Be a Fit For You?

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Compounded medications are best suited for patients who can’t be treated with a typical medication, such as those with allergies to dyes or elderly and very young patients who have trouble swallowing a tablet or capsule.

Patients who take many different medications love switching to compounded medications to cut down on the number of pills or capsules one must take.

When there’s a shortage of certain drugs, compounded medications are often created to ensure patients don’t go without a dose of their medicine. When patients can’t tolerate a standard dosage or delivery method, compounded medications are often the answer!

Because compounded medications aren’t one-size-fits-all, they can be tailored to suit your exact needs!

About The Compounding Pharmacy

The Compounding Pharmacy understands that your health is unique. That’s why we are as well! Our goal is to care for the whole you, providing personalized services that meet your very own unique and challenging needs!

Our team at The Compounding Pharmacy is dedicated to helping our patients stay healthy and full of life through customized treatments and natural remedies. We work closely with both you and your doctor to deliver the best medicines that you need!

Contact us today to learn more about how compounded medications from The Compounding Pharmacy can provide you with relief from certain medical ailments or conditions!